The Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board would like to thank both Violet Camsell-Blondin and Rita Mueller for their time serving as Board members. They have made invaluable contributions towards the evolution of the organization and to the Tlicho people. We wish them well in their future endeavours.
Please be advised that the new Guidelines for Closure and Reclamation Cost Estimates for Mines is now available for staff and public use.
These Guidelines will outline the process for setting security and the expectations of proponents when submitting closure cost estimates.
The Guidelines document is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.
Please see the attached Media Release for additional information about the content and use of these Guidelines. Thank you to all contributors for their valuable input!
Please be advised that the final version of the Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones is now available for staff and public use.
This updated Guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to water licensing decisions related to effluent discharge and the use of mixing zones.
The Guideline is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce the release of our updated Guideline for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Submission Standard. This updated guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for the submission of geospatial data during the application phase of the regulatory process.
Download the guideline as a PDF: Guideline for GIS Submission Standard
View the guideline on the Resource page of the Land and Water Boards' website: Policies and Guidelines
To kick off the new year, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (GNWT-MACA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT-ENR) are releasing four Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates for Municipal Water Licences. These fillable-pdf documents were collaboratively designed to be user-friendly and are intended to reduce the workload of municipalities to satisfy their municipal licence requirements. The templates include:
Solid Waste Facility (SWF)
Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment System (WWTS)
Water Treatment Plant (WTP)
Spill Contingency Plan
The templates are now available for submission in the ‘Policies and Guidelines’ page under the ‘Resources’ tab of all Land and Water Board websites.
*Please note that these templates are not meant to replace any already existing Operation and Maintenance Plans that municipalities have completed.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce that our Engagement Guidelines for Applicants and Holders of Water Licences and Land Use Permits have been updated to improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for pre-application engagement.
The Guidelines are available under the "Resources" menu item, on the MVLWB's Policies and Guidelines page.